Patrick advises clients on strategic, commercial, and compliance issues pertaining to data privacy and cybersecurity.

Get To Know Patrick

Patrick focuses exclusively on cybersecurity and data privacy issues. His clients span industries such as banking, healthcare, manufacturing, high-tech, and energy. Patrick helps clients navigate complex and novel regulatory compliance issues associated with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and other information technology laws and frameworks.

Patrick's credentials in the field of cybersecurity and data privacy law are extensive. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional in both U.S. and European law (CIPP/US & CIPP/E) by International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), which is accredited by the American Bar Association.

Patrick received his undergraduate degree from Old Dominion University and his law degree from George Mason University School of Law where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the National Security Law Journal.

Patrick is an avid writer. While attending Old Dominion University, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Mace & Crown student newspaper. After graduating from law school, Patrick served as Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia State Bar's Docket Call newsletter. Patrick also had two scholarly articles published in the Appalachian Law Journal and the Chicago-Kent Journal of International and Comparative Law.


  • Help companies develop comprehensive privacy programs from the ground up, including business-to-business (B2B) privacy compliance programs. 
  • Assist companies in drafting and revising data impact assessments, privacy impact assessments, privacy policies and privacy notices.
  • Advise local governments, school boards and other public bodies in processing and responding to requests submitted under the Freedom of Information Act. 
  • Assist in the development of programs via the application of “privacy by design."
  • Help clients in navigating data transfers to and from the U.S., including by navigating standard contractual clauses, transfer impact assessments and other data transfer mechanisms.



George Mason University School of Law, J.D.

Harvard Kennedy School, Executive Education Program, Cybersecurity Policy

Old Dominion University, B.A.



U.S. Court of Federal Claims


  • American Bar Foundation
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals

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